Large numbers of gay, lesbian and bisexual Christians in east Africa are accepting their sexuality while continuing to live out their faith, according to the Other Sheep network, which supports gay Christians around the world.
The Court of Appeal has turned down an appeal by a registrar who refused to officiate at civil partnerships and have rejected her claim that she was discriminated against because of her Christian faith. This is good news for all those Christians who are fed up of seeing Christianity used as an excuse for homophobia.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a local authority did not abuse religious liberty when it dismissed a civil registrar for refusing to carry out civil partnerships. Lilian Ladele had argued that her rights as a Christian had been breached.
When London Mayor Boris Johnson joined in a carol service last week at the ultra-conservative church Jesus House, he could be sure of one thing: that whatever the reaction, the media would not give him nearly as hard a time as if he had associated himself with a group of fundamentalist Muslims.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has for the first time publicly condemned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. His statement follows weeks of pressure and a petition signed by thousands urging him to speak out against the Bill.
The Methodist Church has become the largest British denomination so far to condemn Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Their stance is expected to increase pressure on Anglican and Catholic leaders to speak out against the Bill.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is facing strong criticism for participating in a carol service at a church that carries out “exorcisms” of gay people. The incident is being compared to Ken Livingstone's hosting of a fundamentalist Muslim.
The election of the Anglican Communion's first openly lesbian bishop has been questioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who continues to face criticism for not speaking out publicly against the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.